Limbo Dancer

Afro-Caribbean dance that is today widely used in parties. It is said to have originated from enslaved Africans to symbolize the tight spaces they had to overcome when being transported in large groups. Even though the limbo dance was used at somber events at first the tone of limbo was shifted around the 1950’s after it was paired with upbeat music and presented to a wide audience. 

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